"Different varieties lend themselves to different uses," says Test Kitchen Pro and Resident Cooking Light Beekepper Adam Hickman. Clover and orange blossom are the workhorse honeys. More abundant (and therefore less expensive), they have a straightforward flavor that's great for cooking, baking, or sweetening iced tea. Harder-to-come-by varietals, like tupelo and sage, "have nuanced flavors you don't want to cook out or mask." These recipes celebrate the pure, sweet liquid gold and make brilliant use of honey's delicious, unique character.